David Webster Receives State Bar’s Dan Bradley Award
Monday, June 11, 2012
- Organization: State Bar of Georgia
- Source: Georgia
Savannah – The State Bar of Georgia's Access to Justice Committee awarded the Dan Bradley Legal Services Award to David A. Webster at the Bar’s Annual Meeting on June 1.
The Bradley award honors the memory of Georgia native and Mercer Law graduate Dan J. Bradley, who was president of the federal Legal Services Corporation from 1979 to 1982. Mr. Bradley began his career as a staff attorney with Florida Migrant Legal Services in 1967. He is credited by many with having been instrumental in saving the Legal Services Corporation, which funds programs like Georgia Legal Services Program and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, from elimination during the early 1980s.
The Dan Bradley Legal Services Award recognizes the work of an Atlanta Legal Aid or Georgia Legal Services Program attorney who has excelled in the commitment to the delivery of quality legal services to the poor and to providing equal access to justice.
Webster was selected for the State Bar’s Dan Bradley Award for his long-term commitment of nearly 30 years to civil legal services for the poor through his contributions to advocacy programs. Webster has supported the Atlanta Legal Aid Society in the development of many significant and high-profile poverty law cases. He has helped Atlanta Legal Aid and Georgia Legal Services fashion approaches to federal court litigation and served as mentor to legal aid lawyers. The Award also recognizes the high quality of his appellate work, his generosity in sharing his time and talents, and a legal career that reflects a longstanding support for access to justice for all Georgians.
The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884. All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its more than 43,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.